A 150 watt Philips branded lamp, made at the E.L.M.A factory in Newcastle around 1980. Shown here connected to approximately 60 VAC.

Condor lamps made by E.L.M.A for general lighting service:


Above : A circa 1975 Condor 150W GLS lamp. This lamp has a E27 cap and an aluminium heat deflection disc, intended to divert the bulk of the filament heat away from the base when installed base-up. This lamp shown running approx. 60V AC 50Hz.


Above: A Philips 150W GLS Lamp with a B22 bayonet cap and heat shield made around 1980.

Above: An early E.L.M.A fluorescent tube found in a retail store in Glen Innes, N.S.W. The PHILIPS branding and crimped brass caps are typical of E.L.M.A lamps produced between 1945 and 1970.

Below: A very early E.L.M.A 32V lamp with horizontal ‘side’ brand etching. This lamp was produced in the early 1930’s, and was acquired from Fin Stewart.

2 thoughts on “Lamps

  1. Ria

    Hi Blake,

    Thanks for the link to the site, very interesting 🙂

    I used to have a site dedicated to my amateur radio activity many years ago, but it never got much in the way of visitors and it wasn’t worth pursuing, so what with the hosting costs I decided to shut it down, along with the packet radio bulletin board that I ran for 10 years. I still miss that 🙂

    Take care,

    Ria (missriaelaine)
    Aberdeen, Scotland

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